New Entrants September 20

 

Firstly we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new pupils starting school in September 2020, thank you for choosing us and we are thrilled that you are joining our Capel family.

Hopefully you have been able to confirm your acceptance of your place via post or email to either 

office@capel-tonbridge.kent.sch.uk or headteacher@capel-tonbridge.kent.sch.uk 

This page will be here to provide you with all the latest information that you will need, including significant dates, documents and procedures. As we are in uncertain times at the moment, we are unable to confirm our usual Stay and Play, induction evening, family picnic and home visits dates that we would normally share with all our new families. We are hoping that as soon as we have guidance from the Government, we will be able to set and share the times with you.

In the meantime, please feel free to browse our website where you will be able to see how are staff are currently supporting their pupils with their home learning. You will also find previous newsletters and you will be able to get a feel for what life is like at Capel. We often communicate to our parents through an app that is linked to our website - this can be found on the school jotter app, select Capel Primary School, and then you will receive notifications for information and newsletters.

If you have any questions or wish to talk to us please email us or call the school office on 01892 833919. 

Please take care, stay safe and well and we will see you soon.

Best wishes

Mrs Suzanne Farr

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Information:

Please go to kent.gov.uk/acceptrefuseguide where you will find more information for parents regarding the acceptance of a place at any primary school.

If you have not already done so, please can you provide scanned or photographed copies of address evidence and send it to office@capel-tonbridge.kent.sch.uk. You will also be expected to present physical original copies once schools reopen. Please use post only if absolutely necessary.

If you cannot provide address evidence to school as a result of these restrictions, you are advised to wait until schools reopen. Failure to satisfy the school as to the validity of your address will result in the place being taken away even if the child has already started school. The School Admissions Code allows admission authorities to withdraw places from misleading applications until the end of the winter term in December.

We will be sending out our Welcome letter and registration pack shortly, but in the meantime, please check back in with this page and the rest of our site for updated information.

Below is a letter which as been sent out  regarding a few staff changes at Capel. These staff changes include EYFS. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Introducing Mrs Waters, our new EYFS teacher and current Deputy Head at the school. Mrs Waters is a very experienced teacher who has been at Capel since 2010. She has worked in Year 2 for the last seven years, supporting our pupils and obtaining great results. She is very excited to be moving to EYFS and can't wait to meet you all.
Introducing Mrs Waters, our new EYFS teacher and current Deputy Head at the school. Mrs Waters is a very experienced teacher who has been at Capel since 2010. She has worked in Year 2 for the last seven years, supporting our pupils and obtaining great results. She is very excited to be moving to EYFS and can't wait to meet you all.

HLTA - Mrs WickhamMrs Wickham will be the HLTA supporting in the EYFS classroom. Mrs Wickham is an experienced TA to the school and is very much looking forward to meeting all of the new entrants!

OUR ENVIRONMENT

Things are looking a little bit different in school at the moment but these are some of the places that you might see when you come in. 

  1. The EYFS gate for pick ups and drop offs
  2. The walk to our classroom
  3. The front door of our classroom
  4. The cloakroom area
  5. The toilets
  6. Our carpet area
  7. Our role play area 
  8. The story telling logs
  9. Our outside environment
  10. Our under cover outside environment
  11. The school field
  12. Our EYFS gardening area
  13. The school playground and equipment
  14. Our outdoor area gate
  15. The school hall
  16. The main office
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Below is a copy of the letter that is on it's way to you all now, outlining our Induction program for our new pupils. Due to the current school closures and social distancing we have had to make several changes and postponed some events. We are hoping that by moving some of our events to the Summer and September, it will be less likely that they will need to be cancelled. In these uncertain times, it remains our priority to help prepare you and your child for an exciting and joyous start to school life.

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Our EYFS Intent

Our Early Years Curriculum aims to lay a secure foundation for future learning. We engage children in learning from the very start and expect our children to leave us as happy, confident and skilful communicators who are curious about the world around them. In EYFS at Capel Primary School, the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning from previous settings and their experiences at home. We provide first hand learning experiences, whilst allowing the children to build resilience, ambition and integrity. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that our first experiences of school should be happy and positive, enabling us to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Throughout their time in EYFS, the children develop a sense of belonging to our school community, ready to transition to year 1 the following academic year. All staff work hard to create a positive, caring and welcoming atmosphere where the children feel secure yet are challenged to achieve their best. The emphasis is very much on helping individual children to achieve their full potential. We are fully inclusive, and all children are expected to think about the needs of others. They have the confidence and skills to make decisions and self-evaluate, to make connections and become lifelong learners.

We intend:

  • To work in partnership with parents and carers to encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential from their various starting points.
  • To understand and follow children’s interests and provide opportunities throughout our EYFS curriculum to support learning, consolidate and deepen knowledge and ensure children meet their next steps.
  • To create an indoor and outdoor environment which supports learning.
  • To understand that children do their best when all their physical and emotional needs are being met. We embrace the individual and all staff understand that each child is different, and their learning requirements and styles are unique too.   By providing a high level of wellbeing this in turn leads to high levels of child development and the ability to create and think critically.
  • To prepare children to reach the Early Learning goals at the end of the Foundation Stage and ensure children make good progress from their starting points by using the characteristics of effective learning.
  • To provide our children with knowledge, skills and experiences in a hands on, holistic way so that all learning is embedded in a meaningful context.